May 15, 2013
Summary and short try to range in the work in its historical context
In this book tells Jakob Altmaier how he experienced the Revolution of 1918. Some of his sights and tellings about other protagonists must been seen under the light of his personality and embedding. He was longer political active as most of the people, especially the marines and soldiers. He was Part of the right wing of the SPD. This book was written soon after the revolution as some kind of memorabilia, most people shure used it as perfect present for a political or historically interested person.
It start in the historical context in the last days of the war and kingdom, and ends with the first free vote for all people aged 18 and beginning of the Weimarer Republik. It gives a good overview over the problems wich occured and their solving.
Very interesting and unique are the photographies at the end of the Book showing places in Frankfurt in revolutionary times wich were astonishing silent there.
Altmaier was member of the SPD. As member of the magistrate in Frankfurt on Main he had his role in the Revolution of 1918. At wartimes he was Part of the Burgfriedenspolitik, so he had his troubles with the Marines bringing the Revolution.
At the End for the most people of Frankfurt all went well (except the food in the first years) but he didn't care about two of the Marines wich were head of the Marinesicherheitsdienst in Frankfurt am Main wich both were heavily affected by the Naziregime. Dr. Sinzheimer wich can be found on the first photography was a lawyer and Professor for labour law and legislation, he wrote the most of the Mitbestimmungsgesetz, wich installed democracy at the working places.